December is one of the most exciting and exhausting times of the year.
And, if you have children, it can be a difficult period to get them involved in some activity that supports their health.
Whether you live in a snowy state or just experience a temperature decrease, parents can sometimes struggle to find ways to keep children active during undesirable weather.
Consider the following methods recommended by the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta for keeping your kids happy and healthy during the winter season.
There is a well-known expression in Norway that many Scandinavian children grow up with, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” Every cloud has a silver lining!
Holistic wellness depends on remaining active in every season. Explore our fun ideas for keeping kids active no matter what Mother Nature has in store and then, instead of letting your little cubs hibernate—bundle them up and get them moving!
If your kids are sluggish when it comes to winter activities, give them a good reason to get active. Find a local sledding hill, pick up cheap plastic disc sleds, and get a cold weather picnic.
Thermoses of hot chocolate (make your own with organic milk and dark chocolate cocoa!) topped off with a box of hearty oatmeal cookies are sure to get them animated and requesting the same outing next weekend!
The best part? You’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Get outside with your kids. What’s the best way to get your kids enthusiastic about playing in cold weather?
Get out there with them. If they can do it, so can you! From sledding to snowman-building, your body will benefit just as much as theirs will.
Before you know it, you will forget about the temperature and be focused on and present for all the family fun activities.
Just because it is cold outside is no reason to dodge favorite warm weather venues like national parks, public farms or zoos. This time of year presents a great opportunity for little ones to learn the ins and outs of animal life during any season or to check out the natural cold-weather landscape.
With a bit of research and a lot of layers, kids are certain to enjoy these places just as much as they do when temps are a bit higher.